ON THREE 1993
Man's Land by Harold Pinter.
summer's night in a room in North London.
men, who've just met, share a drink.
broadcast 22nd March 1992, also repeated 6th June 1999
Play: Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare.
blast of winter sunshine as the world is turned upside-down in this
magical tragi-comedy of love, music and madness.
composed and performed by Sandy Loewenthal and Barrington Pheloung
Toby Belch: Joss Ackland
Andrew Aguecheek: William Chubb
Captain: Jason Yates
Play: Undiscovered Country by Tom Stoppard, based on the play
Dalliance by Arthur Schnitzler.
death of a young pianist exposes the sexual hypocrisy of a group of
wealthy Austrians at the beginning of the century.
version by Gerry Jones
Hofreiter: Ronald Pickup
Mauer: John Rowe
Wahl: Ellzabeth Proud
Wahl: Angus Wright
von Aigner: Maxine Audley
von Aigner: Timothy Bateson
Natter: Auriol Smith
Natter: Geoffrey Beevers
Standdes: John Webb
Rhon: Brett Usher
Rhon: Joanna Myers
Serknitz: James Greene
from 10th March 1991
Play Dalliance by Tom Stoppard after Arthur Schnitzler.
not asking you to give her up. I just want you to treat it as a
normal affair, instead of this grand opera.... Love is for
dalliance and death pirouette in the wings of a theatre in the second
of two plays from fin-desiecle Vienna.
played by Steve Edts
Binder: Polly James
Weiring: Michael Tudor Barnes
Manager: John Webb
Wroe 's Virgins from Jane Rogers novel Adapted by Mike Harris.
Lord has instructed me to take of your number seven virgins for
comfort and succour." Set in Ashton-under-Lyne in 1830, seven
women tell their story as The Prophet prepares for the end of the
the William Byrd Singers conductor Stephen Wilkinson
composed by Paddy Cunneen
Wroe: Alun Armstrong
15th May 1994
produced for BBC2 tv in 1993, directed by Danny Boyle)
Wroe (19 September 1782 â€“ 5 February 1863) was a
British evangelist who founded the Christian Israelite Church. From
1822 to 1831 Ashton-under-Lyne was the church's headquarters and
there is a blue plaque in the town on the one remaining gatehouse he
built, now a pub. He was accused of indecent behaviour in 1831
(reputedly due to a debt he owed), but the charges were dismissed. He
then went to Australia.]
Play: Return to Kmov by Peter Tegel.
Sudetan German family escapes from the growing Nazi threat in
Czechoslovakia in 1938. Fifty years later Anton returns there in
search of his past, the father who died when he was three, and the
legends about his relatives frequently touched on by his demanding
as a boy: Luke Marcel
gypsies: Melanie Hudson
gypsies: Nicholas Murchie
Play: Dreams and Censorship by David Pownall. It is 1610, and the
translation of James I's new Bible is at last complete However,
assured by Shakespeare that to allow the inclusion of The Dream of
St John will lead to bloody revolution, James travels to Oxford,
determined to excise it from the sacred text.
John the Divine: Robert Stephens
Shakespeare: Edward Petherbridge
James I: Hugh Ross
Anne: Siriol Jenkins
Michael Tudor Barnes
Peter Penry Jones
Charlie: Gary King
Manager: David Learner
Play: Anna's Story (A Love Story) by George MacBeth, who died a
1897, three Swedish explorers set out in a balloon, aiming to be the
first men to reach the North Pole. Their heroic struggles are nothing
compared with those of Anna, who awaits their return.
Charlier: Frank Windsor
Charlier: Tina Gray
Strindberg: Meredith Davies
Captain: Ian McElhinney
Boy: Jonathan Fowles
Nigel Le Vaillant
Hume: David Ashton
Play: The Hole in the Top of the World by Fay Weldon
an aging scientist, is walled up in a concrete igloo in Antarctica
with his nubile young research assistant Nina. His wife Simone is on
the warpath. With vegan toy-boy Andrew in tow. she is crossing
continents to wreak her revenge on Matt. But
mind is on other things. He has come to the conclusion that all the
most noble ideas of the 20th century are being sucked out through a
hole in the ozone layer.
LA Theatre Works/KCWR BBC co-production
Piercey: Walter Matthau
21st August 1994.
Play: The Butcher of Baghdad by John Spurting.
a bunker under Baghdad, the president's beautiful mistress soothes
him with stories of a legendary Arabian Nights caliph and the poet
who denounced his regime.
President: Brian Glover
Edward de Souza
Wife: Jill Graham
Zobeidah: Kate Binchy
Wadi Hathi: John Baddeley
17th July 1994
Play: Silence in Blue by Sarah Woods.
escapes to Australia, but finds she is still haunted by the past. An
Aboriginal woman tells the story of another woman traveller on
walkabout, until the real and fictional journeys collide when the two
music composed by Dominique Legendre
Officer: John Turnbull
hostess: Federay Holmes
Play: The Lovesong of Alfred J Hitchcock A "film for radio"
by David Rudkin.
Alfred Hitchcock is busy crystallising images and ideas that will
ultimately become Vertigo, Psycho ... Thoughts, memories and
obsessions haunt the film director and lead towards a frightening
realisation about the meaning of his life's work. Director Philip
Martin says the play is both a celebration of Hitchcock's art and an
exploration of the dark loneliness of a fat man who used leading men
like James Stewart and Cary Grant to enact his fantasies with stars
Kelly , Kim Novak and - the only actress to whom Hitchcock is known
to have made a physical advance - Tippi Hedren.
Hitchcock: Richard Griffiths
Camera: Michael Fitzgerald
Hitchcock: Kate Binchy
Voices: Steve Nallon
Lawyer: Dominic Taylor
at BBC Pebble Mill radio studios.
broadcast won David Rudkin a Society of Authors Silver for best
original script, and for Richard Griffiths a 1994 Sony Gold award for
his magisterial and definitive performance.
27th February 1994
Play: The Hammer by Jonathan Holloway
gothic thriller following the destinies of a clerk to Henry VIII, a
Jacobean architect and a modern interior designer. Their paths
converge and intertwine through hidden passages, maps, murder, love
and obsession in the supernatural atmosphere of an old house.
David Chilton and Nicholas Russell-Pavier
Essential production for BBC Radio 3)
Skinner: Bill Nighy
Stockbridge: Trevor Nichols
Linton: Joseph Bennett
Robinson: Saira Todd
Chynworth: Deborah Andlay
Carter: Melinda Walker
Chynworth / William Cecil: Crawford Logan
1st May 1994
Play: Offa's Daughter by Adam Thorpe.
golden bracelet with a king's face, a goblet of glass like stilled
water, a promise to a servant, and a monk's scroll. Eadburgh, the
wicked queen of legend.
Edward: Linus Roache
Eadburgh: Tara Fitzgerald
Thomas: Matthew Morgan
Gregory: Philip Anthony
Beothri: Struan Rodger
Of/a: Jonathan Adams
Play: Yabuhara: The Blind Master Minstrel by Hisashi Inoue
bawdy comedy charting the rise of a blind minstrel to the top ranks
of Japanese society through murder, theft and extortion.
and adapted by Marguerite Wells
by Koichiro Uno
music Mia Soteriou
no Ichi: Roger Allam
with David Bannerman, Ronald Herdman, Siriol Jenkins, Charles
Millham, Joanna Myers,
Shade, Susan Sheridan, Auriol Smith and Andrew Wincott
effects with the actors and making strong use of a chorus created
from the acting company)
from 13th October 1991.
Play: Walker in the Night by David Calcutt.
the eve of his battle with the dragon, Beowulf is still haunted by
the spirit of the monster Grendel
Christian and pagan elements at the heart of the greatest of all Dark
accompaniment by Sue Harris
Mother: Mary Wimbush
at Lake: Tania Ison
Play: The School for Scandal by Richard Sheridan
old bachelor marries a young country wife, a comedy of gossip,
scandal and injured reputation.
Peter Teazle: Paul Eddington
Teazle: Geraldine Alexander
Oliver Surface: John Moffatt
Surface: Malcolm Raeburn
Surface: Neil Roberts
Candour: Ann Rye
Sneerwell: Jane Cox
Benjamin Backbite: Peter Rylands
John Lloyd Fillingham
from 28th June 1992
and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy"
co-production between Radio 3 and the Renaissance Theatre Company,
using the full text of the play.
by Patrick Doyle , realised by the composer and John Powell
adviser Russell Jackson
Kenneth Branagh and Glyn Dearman
wife: Shelia Hancock
wife: Dilys Laye
cousin/Apothecary: Maurice Denham
Laurence: John Gielgud
John: Richard Vernon
Citizens, musicians and members of the Watch played by Sean Barrett.
Patti Holloway, Alex Lowe, Shaun Prendergast and members of the cast.
2nd January 1994
Sorceress of Her Time by Michael Bakewell. Alma Schindler married in
turn to Gustav Mahler, Walter Gropius and Franz Werfel, was one of
the outstanding Viennese beauties of her day. She inspired either
deep love or loathing in all who met her. After an eventful life, she
died in California at the age of 85.
life was beautiful. God gave me to know the works of genius in our
time before they left the hands of their creators. And if, for a
while, I was able to hold the stirrups of these horsemen of light, my
being has been justified and blessed". (Alma Mahler)
Mahler: Jane Lapotaire
Kokoschka: Nicholas Farrell
Werfel: Nikolas Grace
Torberg: Kerry Shale
Zuckerkandl: Mary Wimbush
Gropius: Alan Barker
Klimt: David Goudge
Mot: John Webb
Burckhard: John Fleming
Mann: Philip Anthony
Joseph: Jonathon Adams
Von Zemlinsky: James Telfer
Arlt: Geraldine Fitzgerald
27th August 1993
Play: The Ruling Class by Peter Barnes.
the 14th Earl believes the world should be based on love, he's
thought to be insane. It's only when he becomes sadistic, malevolent
and murderous that society believes him to be normal.
by Stephen Deutsch
By: Stephen Deutsch
Brockett.... Keith Drinkel
Earl of Gurney: Peter Jeffrey
Earl of Gurney: Simon Callow
Charles Gurney: Peter Bayliss
Lampton: Timothy Bateson
Gurney: Geoffrey Beevers
Claire Gurney: Jillie Meers
Paul Herder: Geoffrey Whitehead
Shelley: Elizabeth Mansreld
Peakc: Christopher Good
Trendwell: Jill Graham
Piggol-Jones: Joanna Wake
Truscott: John Baddeley
26th March 1995
Play: MacRune's Guevara by John Spurling.
Edward Hotel embarks on a dramatisation of the life of Che Geuvara,
based on the works of the mad Scottish painter
not only do the cast try to take over the production - so too does
the ghost of MacRune. Hotel is having none of this.
by Mia Soteriou performed by Tom Finucane, Robin Jones and the
Guevara: Phil Daniels
Hotel: John Moffatt
etc: Peter Polycarpou
etc: Mia Soteriou
etc: Matthew Morgan
Lope, etc: Sean Barrett
Angelique, Mrs Rent etc: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Julien Sorrel, etc: David Holt
Frank Le Blanc etc: David Bannerman
etc: Keith Drinkel
Play: Early Morning by Edward Bond.
and Prince Albert are planning a revolution. Queen Victoria is
seducing Florence Nightingale. The heir to the throne is a Siamese
twin. Adapted for radio by the author.
world of arbitrary, institutionalised cruelty, where cannibalism,
metaphorical and later literal, is the order of the day, and ...
people 'don't just hate their own life - they hate life itself. It's
a matter of conscience, like duty in the blood.'"
was the last play to be banned by the Lord Chamberlain before the
abolition of his office in 1968.
John Russell Taylor
Arthur: Julian Rhind-Tutt
George: Stephen Tredre
Chamberlain: Moray Watson
Mennings: John Baddeley
Jones/Officer: David Thorpe
Griss: James Telfer
Victoria: Margaret Courtenay
Nightingale: Lucy Tregear
(30 mins) :
2 by Sam Shepard.
2 is a rewriting of an earlier play. Two young men nourish their
imaginations on cowboy mythology, but will their make-believe survive
against the real world?
No 1: David Holt
No 2: David Thorpe
(35 mins) :
Twins by Caryl Churchill.
Interior Duologue by Caryl Churchill.
Teddy and Clive look alike and they share a similar upbringing. But
though they appear identical, they possess individual identities.
Director John Tydeman
/ Teddy: Kenneth Haigh
Play: Total Eclipse by Christopher Hampton.
My search for universal experience has led me here. To lead an idle,
pointless life of poverty, as the minion of a bald, ugly, ageing,
drunken lyric poet, who clings on to me because his wife won't take
1871. Into the precarious peace of Verlaine's marriage bursts Rimbaud
- 16, aggressive, uncouth and a poetic genius.
Verlaine: David Haig
Rimbaud: Richard Lynch
Verlaine: Maggie O'Neill
Maute de Fleurville: Elizabeth Morgan
Maute de Fleurville: Sion Probert
Rimbaud: Sue Jones-Davies
Cros: Andrew Wincott
Carjat: Ric Jerrom
/ Ernest Cabaner: Simon Walter
credited on BBC Genome:
Probert also played Jean Aicard
Morgan also played Eugene Krantz
film version was released in 1995, there were also earlier radio
the 400th anniversary of Christopher Marlowe's death:
Play: (Two plays, BBC Genome gave the actors in a single list)
Queen of Carthage by Christopher Marlowe.
first play is based on Virgil's Aeneid.
(both plays): Alan Drury and Michael Earley
Ilioneus: John Webb
character Mercury is not listed on BBC Genome]
to 20.40 Interval
to 21.40 The Massacre at Paris by Christopher Marlowe.
last play, based on the St Bartholomew's Day Massacre of the
Huguenots in Paris in 1572. A savagely comic account of political and
(both plays): Alan Drury and Michael Earley
IX /Surgeon : John Webb
later Henry III : Timothy Walker
of Guise : Jeremy Blake
Catherine : Sally Dexter
Lord: Ian Shaw
later Henry IV : Ben Thomas
/Duchess of Guise : Teresa Gallagher
/Son of Guise : Andrew Wincott
/Dumaine /Joyeux : Matthew Sim
/Seroune /Pleshe : Philip Anthony
/Cardinal : David Thorpe
Queen /Seroune's Wife : Diana Payan
number of minor roles not credited in BBC Genome]
Empty Jew (Part 1) by Frederic Raphael
in the early fifties was a source of dread and mystery. Bracketed
behind the Pyrenees, its unliberated calendar lagged two decades - or
was it two centuries? - behind ours ... To go there suggested a
mixture of naivete, greed and ghoulishness...."
A young man broods on the meaning of apparently casual encounters
while travelling in Spain, which culminate in the garden of the
Alhambra by moonlight with the Jewish ministers and philosophers of
the Moorish era.
on the train: Edward de Souza
2 11th June 1993, same cast)
Part 1-23rd August 1994, Part 2-25th August 1994)
Play: Edward II by Christopher Marlowe
and kingship, the burden of responsibility and the use and abuse of
God's appointment of this mercurial king, the barons are spitefully
aware of their own strength and determined to ensure that Edward
fulfils their own power fantasies. Nothing annoys them more than
Edward's uncertainty about what should take precedence - his own deep
bond to his favourite Piers Gaveston or his duty to God and his
director of this production, Clive Brill , says: "We've used a
string quartet to drive the story forward, to underline the inner
wranglings of the mind versus the need for political expedience, and
to complement the tangled ambitions and complex emotions."
by Dominique Legendre played by the Ad Hoc String Quartet and Maclek
Mortimer: Steve Hodson
Margaret: Federay Holmes
Isabella: Adjoa Andoh
Spencer: David Holt
Winchester: Keith Drinkel
Snr/Arundel/Mower: Jonathan Adams
/ Levune / Hainault: John Webb
III: Monty Allen
Ap Howell: John Church
Spencer/Leicester: Philip Anthony Lightborn: Jonathan Tafler
Play: The Tragical History of Dr Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
year is 1537, and an inquiry is in progress into the horrifying death
of Dr. Faustus and the rumours of his pact with the Devil.
a specially composed score by Anthea Gomez played by the composer and
By: Sue Wilson
Faustus: Stephen Moore
the clown: Barrie Rutter
Man: Maurice Denham
Bad Angel: Michael Tudor Barnes
Good Angel: Teresa Gallagher
Wrath/ Sir Rudolf: David Thorpe
Emperor/ Covertness/ Ralph: Lawrence Evans
/ Vintner/ Pride: John Webb
Gluttony: Jill Graham
wife/ Lechery: Liza Sadovy
Scholar: David Monico
Advocate: Keith Drinkel
Pope/ Sloth/ Scholar: John Fleming
Coarser/ Scholar: John Baddeley
Scholar: John Evitts
Play: The Building of the House by David Brett.
the death of their daughter, two musicians find that they are unable
to continue their lives together until one of them, while working on
The Magic Flute, discovers that the opera holds an unusual healing
message for them.
performed by Stephanie Hughes
Scannell: Ian McElhinney
Scannell: Geraldine Fitzgerald
child: Katy Gleadhill
O'Hare: John Hewitt
McIlwaine: Mark Mulholland
Ranter: Anne Lannan
soprano: Ian Keatley
Play: Mrs Klein by Nicholas Wright.
happens when you shut three psychoanalysts in a room and tell one of
them her son has just died in mysterious circumstances? In 1934, the
son of Melanie Klein, Britain's most controversial child
psychoanalyst, was killed in a climbing accident. There were no
Wright 's highly successful stage play explores the effect of this
shattering event on three remarkable women.
Klein: Sara Kestelman
from 29th March 1992
was a later version of this play on Radio 4 in 2008 directed by
Play: Burn the Aeneid! by Martyn Wade
happens if an author gives instructions for his work to be destroyed
when he dies? The likely answer is an unholy row involving literary
executors, members of the family and other interested parties. It was
even so in 19 BC in Brundisium, southern Italy, at the deathbed of
Publius Vergilius Mara , alias Virgil.
from 12th July 1992
Play: The Golden Ass by Lucius Apuleius dramatised by Peter Mackie
comedy is the first of two collections of stories from The Golden
Ass. Here Lucius is turned into an ass by a misplaced spell.
Goddess: Claire Faulconbridge
First wife: Gillian Goodman
Manager/ Pythias: Terry Molloy
First guest/ Alcimus/ Meroe: Andy Hockley
Auctionner/ Traveller/ Councilor: Hu Pryce
man/ Father/ Priest/ Thyasus: Geoff Serle
Cook/ Bailiff: Tim Brierley
Philo/ Demeas: Alan Meadows
Diophanes: Richard Allenson
Eunuch/ second guest: Rob Swinton
Lady/ second wife: Avril Clark
broadcast 30th October 1987, first repeated 11th August 1991,
second drama taken from "The Golden Ass" was broadcast
under the title "Cupid and Psyche" on 18th August 1991 and
18th July 1993.
from the Hatbox of Benjamin Marcus by Gie Laenen, Translated by
commissioned for BBC Radio.
the hatbox are photos of the Warsaw ghetto. They were taken in 1941
by a German NCO. There are also toys and little musical instruments.
Jonathan, foster son of Benjamin Marcus , tells the tales to exorcise
his memories ...
Play: Cupid and Psyche by Lucius Apuleius (from The Golden Ass)
dramatised by Peter Mackie.
this tale Cupid falls in love with the beautiful mortal Psyche,
arousing the wrath of his mother Venus.
broadcast 18th August 1991
by Michael Wall.
claims that he was driving before he could walk, but perhaps he's
been on the road so long it just feels that way. Driving with Yuka,
picking things up from lost cities and knocking no-hopers off the
road. But then something starts to happen. Boy starts using new words
and it takes a handshake from his mother to get him back on the
play was recorded in 1986 but has never been broadcast until now. It
has a bold use of sound and soundtrack.
by David Chilton and Mia Soteriou
Controller: Frances Jeater
assistant: Susie Brann
creeps: Tim Reynolds
creeps: George Parsons
creeps: Jonathan Tarer
Play: The Cure at Troy by Seamus Heaney, based upon Sophocles
for ten years on an uninhabited island, obsessed by the wounds of the
past, Philoctetes is forced to decide what is more important: his
need for revenge or a possible future.
by Donal Lunny
transmitted 1st September 1991
I Sing by Steve May.
inventive double setting mixes ancient Greek legend with a modern
English amateur cricket team.
Wheedler: Dominic Letts
Captain: John Baddeley
Chorus: Steve Hodson.
Chorus: Keith Drinkel
Tecmessa was the wife of Ajax- see "The Ajax of Sophocles"]
Play: King Oedipus by Sophocles, translated by W B Yeats.
story of the mighty and much admired King of Thebes who tried to
track down the cause of the plague that was ravaging the city. His
relentless search revealed that he was himself the polluter: in
ignorance he had killed his father, married his mother and had
children by her.
by Christos Pittas
Martyn Hill, Elizabeth Mansfield, Jozik Koc and Geoffrey Shaw
Lynwood (keyboard) Anne Collis (percussion)
and directed by John Theocharis
PETER: Penry Jones
Leader: Jonathan Adams
children: Melanie Hudson
children: Meunda Walker
broadcast on 13th September 1992
Sorceress of her Time by Michael Bakewell.
from 30th April 1993- pease see that date.
Long, Hot Summer of '76 by Gabriel Gbadamosi.
a group of six black and white South London teenagers, the summer of
1976 meant the Notting Hill Carnival and a heated August Bank
holiday that exploded in a fierce riot, and clashes between police
and thieves. This provocative memory play travels the route of the
carnival, recalling through a montage of sounds, street language and
action the calypso, reggae, betrayal and rage that still batter his
memories of youth.
Marie: Emma Smith
Play: Suffer the Little Children by Simon Gray
Sunday afternoon in hell: that's what family gatherings often seem
like, but for Jasper's family, it's only too painfully true. Tears
are shed as they reveal their pain, but there are also some
brilliantly funny moments.
(Nanty): Sian Phillips
Play: En Passant by David Benedictus.
over the country, every weekend, a motley collection of harassed
people, mainly men, make their way to a chess congress, and it is
probably true that a fair proportion of them are mad.
T P McKenna
Curtis: Pauline Letts
father: Eric Allan
mother: Alice Arnold
Groenmann: Sam Crane
mother: Kate Binchy
Play: Playland by Athol Fugard, who talks to director Christopher
Venning about his life and work, and sets the background to his
a small travelling fairground in the Eastern
an ex-soldier has an encounter with the African nightwatchman.
Playland is a microcosm of the political and social upheaval of the
apartheid system drawn out as two men try to learn what it means to
walk side by side.
Le Roux: Andrew Sachs
Zoeloe: Alton Kumalo
Barney: David Thorpe
with Leonie Hofmeyr, Dominic Letts.
theatre listed the stage play- for a cast of two men- as having a
running time of 90 minutes but an L.A. Theatre Works full-cast
recording is listed as 76 minutes - so perhaps the author's
introduction was between ten and 25 minutes or so).
Play: Blue written and directed by Derek Jarman.
say to the boy open your eyes. When he opens his eyes and sees the
light You make him cry out. Saying O Blue come forth...." A
unique collaboration between Channel 4 and Radio 3, this is a
simultaneous broadcast of Derek Jarman 's latest film on Tv and
radio. Blue is an account of the author's own experiences confronting
HIV and Aids.
composed by Simon Fisher-Turner
design by Marvin Black
producers Takashi Asai and James Mackay.
the voices of John Quentin, Nigel Terry, Derek Jarman and Tilda
John Balance, Gini Ball, Marvin Black, Peter Christopherson, Markus
Dravius, Brian Eno, Simon Fisher-Turner, Marden Hill, Tony Hinnigan,
Danny Hyde, Jan Latham-Koenig, Momus, Vinin Reilly, Miranda Sex
Garden (a London group- Katharine Blake, Trevor Sharpe, Ben
Golomstock, Donna McKevitt), Kate St John, Richard Watson and Hugh
did they broadcast a film on radio? The film was actually an
unchanging blue screen- a radio play with a blank blue cinema screen.
Senior colourist: Tom Russell. Derek Jarman was losing his sight, and
was seeing blue.]
The film which had no images was given a Certificate 15. Total budget
estimated Â£90,000. USA box office $1.7 million gross.
Jarman died in February 1994 and the soundtrack of the film was
rebroadcast on 8th May 1994.
as "Sunday Play")
and 21.30-23.10 (total 3hr 20m):
the Great by Christopher Marlowe.
of Arabia: Sean Baker
of Babylon: Frank Grimes
With John Evitts, Gareth Armstrong, Steve Hodson, Dominic Letts,
James Taylor, James Telfer, Rachel Atkins and Theresa Gallagher
Play: The Jew of Malta by Christopher Marlowe.
assets of Barabas the Jew are stripped by Christians and he wreaks a
terrible revenge. A savage "comic" tragedy of intrigue,
murder and love.
merchant: Kieran Cunningham
Lodowick: Michael Grandage
Mathias: Neal Swettenham
Jacomo/1st Jew: David Fleeshman
Bernadine/ 2nd Jew: Rod Arthur
Barza/3rd Jew: Cliff Howells
Officer: Robert Whelan
del Bosco/ 1st Merchant/ Messenger: Oliver Beamish
Knight/2nd Knight/Slave Carpenter: Dave Bond
on 4th February 1996
Radio by Mike Ladd.
scientific love story. Varya always knows what is on Vyakov's mind -
she is telepathic and knows he is in love with her even before he can
tell her. But can love survive Stalin's purges?
Tomashev: Tina Gray
Play: Pioneers in Ingolstadt
Marieluise Fleisser translated by Elisabeth Bond-Pable and Tinch
in 1926, while she was Brecht's lover, the play records the effects
of an army visit to a small German town.
by Stephen Warbeck
Bibrich: Billy Clark
Photographer: Gary Lydon
Bunny: Will Barton
25th June 1995
Three: With a Nod and a Bow
facts are that George Blake , sentenced to 42 years' imprisonment,
was "sprung" from Wormwood Scrubs by Sean Bourke , who
subsequently visited him in Russia.
play speculates on the curious association between such strange
Blake: Jack Shepherd
Bourke: Bill Nighy
was developed from a stage play on the same subject, called "Says
He Says He", which later became "Cell Mates" when the
author found this radio production as good as the original stage
play- and decided to rework the stage version. "itâ€™s
a radio piece and Iâ€™ve done it on radio. Itâ€™s
not, even yet, for the stage. The point being, I suppose, that if you
can listen to the characters without feeling a need to see their
faces, watch their movements, then on radio is where your play should
be. So back to the drawing board."]
Play: Damned for Despair by Tirso de Molina, translated by Lawrence
is a sanctimonious hermit; Enrico is a murdering gangster. The two
men are thrown together and their destinies become strangely linked.
by Stephen Warbeck
boy: Ian Taylor
several times on BBC Radio 7
Molina is a pen-name for Fray Gabriel Tullez]
title: El Condenado por desconfiado]
recording of this broadcast exists]
Three: The Funeral by Tamara Griffiths
bizarre black comedy: Judy - Bob's long-time mistress - is spared the
rigours of the burial journey by being conveyed to his funeral inside
the coffin. On arrival, the expectation is that she will join Bob in
Play: Figaro Gets Divorced by Odon Von Horvath.
as its starting point the Figaro household a few years after the
happy finale of Beaumarchais' play The Marriage of Figaro, the German
playwright Odon Von Horvath (best known for his Tales from the Vienna
Woods) provides a 20th-century setting for Figaro and Susanne's
play was written in 1937, and set at that time, Von Horvath wrote,
"because the problems of revolution and exile are first
timeless, and second, especially relevant to our time".
world order collapses. Figaro and his wife
help the Count and Countess flee the country after the revolution.
parts played by members of the cast.
Almaviva: Richard Mayes
Play: The Wa' at the Warid's End by Joy Hendry.
Soutar died 50 years ago this month.
illness he had been writing for most of his life. He was a prolific
diarist and prose writer as well as a poet of stature. By 1943 he had
been bed-ridden for 13 years. In July he was told by his doctor that
he had not long to live. His last diary, The Diary of a Dying Man,
was started on the morning of that visit....
Soutar: Gerard Slevin
Voice/Grierson/Morton: Iain Agnew
Woman: Maureen Carr
OfficerlMacdiarmid: Alexander Morton
Scott: John Yule
woman: Monica Gibb
William Soutar, Scottish poet, socialist, and nationalist, 1898-1943,
was the subject of a stage play also by Joy Hendry "Gang Doun Wi
a Sang, a play about William Soutar" ]
Hendry was the editor of a literary magazine "Chapman" from
1975- it ceased publication in 2010]
Play: Genie and the Playwright by Karim Alrawi.
satirical comedy about censorship. "Though this may seem
strange," says the author, "most of what is in Genie and
the Playwright is actually what happened to me after the Egyptian
theatre censor banned a play of mine. All have done is bring out some
of the idiotic implications of what happened to me. And the Genie?
Well, there's always one popping in and out of a writer's head."
Anani: Elizabeth Bell
friend: John Baddeley
with James Telfer, Michael Onslow, Lala Lloyd and John Evitts
Play. Black Box by Amos Oz, dramatised by Guy Meredith.
story is a correspondence between an Israeli, his ex-wife, their son,
her new husband and a lawyer. It is the evidence, the "black
box", for a catastrophe of human relationships.
Sommo: Jill Gascoine
Gideon: Alfred Molina
Sommo: Alan Palmer
Zackheim: Clive Swift
Brandstetter: Sean Gascoine
with David Thorpe, Teresa Gallagher,
Beeson, Mia Sotehou and Ofer Faragi
Play: The Slaughterhouse
Slawomir Mrozek. Translated by Ralph Manheim.
suggests that. "Killing is an art for all, an art for the
Zivoni (violin) Judith Pearce (flute)
mother: Patricia Routledge
of the Philharmonic: Alan Dudley
title: Rzeznia, dated 1971/3, written as a radio play (in Polish) and
then adapted for stage.
production first broadcast 11th February 1975.
repeat 30th September 1975.
November 1993: No drama. The whole day was dedicated to the music of
Blanc by Tadeusz Rozewicz
by Adam Czerniawski and adapted for radio by Anthony Vivis
pressures of adolescence in a turn-of-the-century household.
Bianca is about to be married. Feeling threatened by male sexuality,
she insists on her own terms.
by Dominique LeGendre
Tricia Howitt, Julia Bradshaw and Andrew Orton
15th January 1995
translated title used here has a special meaning which not many will
be aware of: in France a "mariage blanc" was an
Blanc" this is Biale Malzenstwo, "The White Wedding"
also Boda Bianca and also White Marriage....]
adult themed play- "a young girl who is about to be married
struggles with her sexuality while contending with her nymphomaniac
sister, lecherous father, and repressed mother. Despite the mother's
best efforts, the prim Victorian society of her orderly bourgeois
household is constantly overwhelmed by eruptions of pagan sexuality"
Play: The Gigli Concert by Tom Murphy.
despairing Irish millionaire meets a hapless English dilettante and
together they explore the infinite possibilities of the human soul.
Seven days in the relationship between a quack self-help therapist
and the mysterious Irishman, a property developer millionaire who
asks King to teach him how to sing]
P W King: Peter McEnery
man: Tony Doyle
play: Irish premiere 1983; UK Premiere 1992. The running time: 3
hours 35 minutes long. The radio version is somewhat abridged.]
Play: Napoli Milionaria by Eduardo da Filippo, in an English version
by Peter Tinniswood.
Eyre's Royal National Theatre production of this study of Neapolitan
life in the Second World War.
French: Life is hard in Naples during World War II but Donna Amalia
does her best to keep the family afloat by dealing on the black
market. Amalia prospers while Gennaro, her law-abiding husband, goes
missing and is presumed dead]
for radio by Chris Barton
Jovine: Ian McKellen
Jovine: Frances Barber
Rosaria: Angela Clarke
Ciappa: Kenneth Cranham
broadcast 20th September 1992
Milionaria- Millionaire Naples- was a 1950 Italian film, aka Side
Street Story written by, directed by and starring Eduardo da Filippo.
There was a later tv film in 2011.]
Knight by Kevin Crossley -
series restores King Arthur to where he has always belonged - the
world of the storyteller. Malory recalls moments in his life when he
was told the magnificent stories which were later to make up his
Sir Gawain: Christmas Eve, 1429. With the snow waist-deep in the
Derbyshire peaks, as a 13-year-old squire, Thomas Malory hears the
story of Gawain and the Green Knight.
Thomas Malory: Richard Griffiths
Malory: Richard Pearce
Nicholas: Norman Rodway
Anne: Heather Barrett
of the essential characters in these plays appeared in tales around
1000-1200 AD; Thomas Malory lived around 1415 to 1471 AD]]
Knight by Kevin Crossley-Holland: 2: Sir Bedivere 1436.
Burgundians are bombarding Calais and, on the eve of Malory's first
battle, the English commander inspires his men with the story of King
Arthur's invasion of France.
Malory: Peter Meakin
is the Knight who returns Excalibur to the Lady of the Lake]
Knight by Kevin Crossley-Holland . 3: Sir Erec 1439.
bed just after their wedding, Malory's wife shares with him the
strange and magical romance of Erec and Enide - the story of a woman
who proves her love by her disobedience.
Malory: Peter Meakin
a tale first told around 1170 AD]
Play: Arcadia by Tom Stoppard
a room of a country house in Derbyshire in April 1809 sit Lady
Thomasina Coverly and her tutor; years later in the same room an
academic investigation is underway.
Music: Jeremy Sams
Coverly: Emma Fielding
Hodge: Rufus Sewell
Owfer: Derek Hutchinson
Noakes: Sidney Livingstone
Croom: Harriet Walter
Edward Brice: Graham Sinclair
Jarvis: Felicity Kendal
Coverly: Harriet Harrison
Nightingale: Bill Nighy
Coverly: Timothy Matthews
Coverly: Samuel West
3rd April 1994
was a further production by Jessica Dromgoole in 2007]
2006, the Royal Institution of Great Britain named Arcadia one of the
best science-related works ever written.]
title is an abbreviation of Et In Arcadia Ego]
Knight by Kevin Crossley-Holland
Sir Accolon 1451.
the run after killing a monk, Malory has a strange encounter with a
conjuror who tells him of Merlin the sorcerer and of the dark forces
- magical forces - that threaten to destroy the Round Table.
Malory: Peter Meakin
Croo: Edward Petherbridge
Knight by Kevin Crossley-Holland. 5: Sir Perceval 1461:
is the Grail? Who will win it? Wounded in battle, Malory is carried
to a nunnery, where the abbess tells him her extraordinary version of
the Quest for the Holy Grail. It proves a revelation to them both.
Malory: Peter Meakin
Anne: Diana Quick
Agnes: Rosalind Adams
Eve: Gillian Goodman
tale comes from mid-12th C. Perceval's place in the Grail story was
later taken over by Galahad]
Knight by Kevin Crossley-Holland.
6. Sir Mordred 1469
against his will in a plot to betray the king, Malory hears the story
of the betrayal and death of Arthur - and of his sleep beneath the
earth, waiting to rise again.
producer Nigel Bryant
of Clarence: Michael Maloney
appeared in the tales VERY early- 537 AD reference to a battle "in
which Arthur and Mordred fell". Earlier works have a more
positive view of him than later ones.]
OF RADIO THREE 1993 LISTING
Thanks to Stephen Shaw for compiling the entries, and to Alison for doing the coding.
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